Top universities in Singapore: One of the fastest growing financial centres in Asia, Singapore is being increasingly reckoned as a study hub, especially for management and technology aspirants. The island country is host to a plethora of international university campuses which help attract a diverse student population. Besides foreign university campuses, Singapore’s universities, especially its educational torchbearers -- National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University -- are frequently featured in the world rankings lists.

If you are planning to study in Singapore, it is imperative that you should first know all about the best universities in Singapore. In this article, we bring you the top universities in Singapore.

Best universities in Singapore:

National University of SingaporeNational University of Singapore (NUS):

One of the best institutions in Asia, the National University of Singapore ranks among the top 20 universities in the world. according to QS world ranking 2016-17. The university has 13 undergraduate and 4 graduate schools offering over 300 degrees and diplomas. Best part about the university is that its focus on quality and research-based study has led its faculties to be highly ranked too. According to QS, NUS ranks 4th for engineering and technology and 7th for social sciences and management. Currently, there are around 40,000 students enrolled with NUS.

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

NUS online application portal( for international students)

Postgraduate

Graduate Admission System (GDA2)

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Start: Mid-October

End: March end/ first week of April

Postgraduate

January intake: end- October

Exams accepted:

English proficiency

IELTS, TOEFL

Undergraduate

SAT/ACT

Postgraduate

GRE, GMAT(above 650)

While SAT or Act might not be required for some students who have cleared their highs school, it is mandatory for students who are yet to clear high school at the time of application.

 

Nanyang Technological UniversityNanyang Technological University:

Name any Asian ranking and you are bound to find the Nanyang Technological University listed among the top five. Not just that, in the world university ranking too, NTU features among the top 15 universities in the world. One of the top universities in Singapore, NTU is known for its research intensive programmes and is listed first in Asia for citations per paper. The university has seven colleges, 4 autonomous institutes and 16 centres. 

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

NTU online application portal

Postgraduate

Graduate Admission System

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Start: Mid-October

End: March end

Postgraduate

August intake: April-November( preceding year)

January intake: November- May

Exams accepted:

English proficiency

IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (85)

Undergraduate

SAT/ACT

Postgraduate

GRE, GMAT(above 650)

Singapore Management UniversitySingapore Management University:

Another premier university, the Singapore Management University has been repeatedly ranked among the top universities in Singapore. A public university, the Singapore Management University is known for the social and management programmes it offers both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  One of the best universities in Singapore, SMU has six schools and 11 institutes among other centres. 

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

SMU online application portal

Postgraduate

Graduate Admission System

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Start: Mid-October

End: March end/ April first

Postgraduate

August intake: April-November( preceding year)

Exams accepted:

English proficiency

IELTS, TOEFL

Undergraduate

SAT/ACT

Postgraduate

GRE, GMAT(above 650)

SIM UniversitySIM University: A popular university among international students, SIM is considered one of the top universities in Singapore. A privately funded university, SIM’s focus of skill development attracts many students who want to hone relevant skills in an increasingly competitive work environment. SIM University offers more than 50 degrees through its five schools -- Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Human Development and Social Sciences, Law, Science and Technology.

 

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

SMU online application portal

Postgraduate

Graduate Admission System

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Rolling admission

Postgraduate

Rolling admission

Exams accepted:

English proficiency

IELTS, TOEFL

Undergraduate

SAT/ACT

Postgraduate

GRE, GMAT

Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingapore University of Technology and Design: Another renowned university in Singapore, the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s main focus is on design related courses. It is the fourth autonomous college established in Singapore and has a unique curriculum which focuses on four areas or pillar -- Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) Pillar, Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar, Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) Pillar, Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

 

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

SUTD online application portal

Postgraduate

Graduate Admission portal

 

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Mid-March

Postgraduate

15th September( PhD)

Exams accepted:

English proficiency

IELTS, TOEFL

Undergraduate

SAT/ACT

Postgraduate

GRE, GMAT

Best universities in Singapore:

Serial number

Institute

QS World Ranking 2016

1

National University of Singapore

12

2

Nanyang Technological University

13

3

Singapore Management University

431-440

4

SIM University

-

5

Singapore University of Technology and Design

-

Also read:

Top universities in USA

Study in Australia: Know all about best universities

 

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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020

Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.

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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, I predict that I have a career period of 30 years. I wish to practice half career in the countries of the US, Singapore, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia and I wish to practice last half of my career in India. Is my wish possible? Is my wish a good one?

Manish Singh 2nd Apr, 2020

As long as you have an active medical license in your country that being india yes you can practice medicine anywhere in the world provided that you have some references who can recommend you to the place you want to work at and a good background check. That is the most important thing to consider. And yes your wish can come true if you work hard for it. All the best

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what are the fee structure and scholarships that indian students can avail at NUS for masters in research programme through gate scores ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020

hi,

fees structure is different according to scheme wise, there is two type of graduate course available,

Government-subsidised graduate programmes

Self-funded graduate coursework programmes

international students who are studying under government subsidised program are eligible to apply for SO scheme , who under so scheme get tuition fees waiver, you must have excellent academic record, need to enroll in any of the masters program, must not received any other government aided scholarships.

for more details you may follow the below link,

http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective-students/graduate/service-obligation-(so)-scheme

fees generally differs with course wise, and it depends on whether you want to study part time or full time. there is many scholarships available around 1000-3000 singapore dollar per month , some of the scholarships schemes are  Common Wealth Scholarship, NUS Research scholarship, Lee Kong Chian Scholarships and others. you may follow the below link to know in details,

https://www.iss.nus.edu.sg/graduate-programmes/programme/detail/master-of-technology-in-software-engineering

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For seeking admission in NTU, Singapore through GATE. In which month can we apply for it?

Pooja Kumari 28th Mar, 2020

Hello Anantika,

For seeking admission in NTU, Singapore through GATE,

You will have to apply as per the month in which you want to get into the university.

For August Semester last date for application is 31 January

And for, January Semester last date for application is 31 July. For more information you can go through the official website as well.

Good luck! :)

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What is the cost to become a Neurosurgeon in Singapore after completing MBBS in India?

Soutrik Acharya 30th Mar, 2020

List of the colleges for neurosurgeon in Singapore after completing MBBS in India are given below -

1. L a s a l l e college Singapore - Rs. 15,00,000

2. Duke, NUS Medical School, Singapore - Rs. 40,00,000

3. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - Rs. 20,00,000

4. National University of Singapore - Rs. 40,00,000

5. James Cook University, Singapore - Rs. 15,00,000

Thank you.

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